Liver Down The River

“It’s crazy listening to a band that is this young, but also this talented. If Liver Down The River continues with the improvements they have shown between their last two releases, they will quickly be on the path to rivaling the jamming capabilities of bands like Yonder Mountain String Band and Leftover Salmon. I recently attended the 42nd Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and can say without a doubt that Liver Down The River would put some of the bands playing main stage to shame.”

— Rage Colorado


“It’s as good as it gets in the jam-grass world, and they’re genuine as hell. They’re able to mix it up onstage with straight-up funk and rock players or right alongside some of the traditional players in American bluegrass. It’s a close-knit camp, and Liver Down the River is setting themselves up to carry the torch… a gang of musicians that keep it real onstage and then aren’t afraid to keep it going in a campground or by the side of a river until the wee hours; that’s part of the allure, the providing of an experience.”

DGO Magazine – Downtown Lowdown – 10/13/16


From the high mountain river-valley of Durango Colorado comes a five piece band of musicians called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since its creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time. Their unique sound and high energy performances have lead them to share the stage with the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, The New Mastersounds, and Poor Man’s Whiskey, to name a few.

The band got their start in 2012 when Patrick Storen and Emily Winter met and started playing music together. A few common fiddle tunes and Grateful Dead numbers later, the two were ready to perform. Searching for the missing link, they enlisted the help of funk master and bass player Derek Abt. With the addition of New Orleans native Cy Fontenot on drums and funky keys man Michael “Sweet T” Todd, the music comes to life.

The music is a blend of original and improvisational compositions that take the listener on a journey. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of the funk, and the outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created. Inspiration comes from the band’s collective adventures, love of nature, the following of the soul, and the drive to keep on moving on.

The band released their five track Liver Down The River EP on June 30th 2015. One year later on April 8th 2016, the band released their first full length album, Life You Love. On these tracks, Liver Down the River strives to capture the immense energy felt during the live shows, and to showcase each musician’s skills.  Attempting to reflect the beautiful, yet powerful and expansive essence of the Colorado country, the inspiration comes truly… from living the life you love.

We are comprised of:

Emily Winter – Violin, Vocals

Derek Abt – Bass, Vocals

Patrick Storen – Mandolin, Vocals

Michael Todd – Keyboard, Vocals

Cy Fontenot – Drums


Life You Love LP (2016)

Where’s Your Liver? Vol. 1- Live Album (2017)



10/11 Armadillo Ranch- Manitou Springs CO

10/12 Beyond the Mountain Brewing, Boulder CO

10/18 Animas City Theatre, Durango CO

10/24 Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos NM

10/25 Marble Brewing, Albuquerque NM

10/26 Cloudcroft Brewing, Cloudcroft NM

10/31 Be on Key Psychedelic Ripple, Denver CO

11/1 Murray Bar, Livingston MT

11/2 Great Northern, Whitefish MT

11/5 Eichardt’s, Sandpoint ID

11/6 The Goodfoot, Portland OR

11/7 Talent Club, Talent OR

11/8 Range Rider, Enterprise OR

11/9 River City Saloon, Hood River OR

11/13 High Dive, Seattle WA

11/14 The Firefly Lounge, Bellingham WA

11/15 Emerald of Siam, Richland WA

11/16 Crusty’s, McCall ID


Summer Tour 2019

5/16 Cervantes Other Side, Denver CO

5/18 Down River Rendezvous at River Runners, Buena Vista CO

5/23 Chicken Fight, Denver CO

5/24 Schmiggity’s, Steamboat Springs CO

5/25 Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder CO

6/6 Marble Brewery, Albuquerque NM

6/7 Los Alamos Concert Series, Los Alamos NM

6/8 Town Plaza “Unplugged”, Ruidoso NM

6/8 Cloudcroft Brewing, Cloudcroft NM

6/15 Durango-Silverton Brew Train, Silverton CO

6/21 The Liberty Telluride Bluegrass Late Night, Telluride CO

6/27 Avogadro’s Number, Fort Collins, CO

6/28 Cactus Jack’s, Evergreen CO

6/29 Victoria Tavern, Salida CO

7/4 Fort Lewis College, Durango CO

7/5 The Eldo, Crested Butte CO

7/6 Arapahoe Basin, Keystone CO

7/23 Mystic Hot Springs Night 1, Monroe UT

7/24 Mystic Hot Springs Night 2, Monroe UT

7/25 Gracie’s, Salt Lake City UT

7/26 Brewski’s, Ogden UT

7/27 Carbondale Beer Works, Carbondale CO

7/28 Aspen Mountain Bluegrass Sunday’s, Aspen CO

8/2-8/4 Arise Music Festival, Loveland CO

9/28 Mountain Harvest Festival, Paonia CO

High Water Summer Tour 2018

5/24 Cervantes Other Side, Denver CO
5/31 Marble Brewing, Albuquerque NM
6/1-3 Music on the Mothership, Taos NM
6/2 Delores River Festival, Delores CO
6/15 Your Mom’s House, Denver CO
6/16 Mile High Spirits*. Denver CO
6/22 The Liberty, Telluride CO
6/28 Salida Concert Series, Salida CO
6/30 Rapids and Grass, Buena Vista CO
7/4 Big B’s, Hotchkiss CO
7/6 Carbondale Beer Works, Carbondale CO
7/13 Gordon’s Concert Series, Los Alamos NM
7/18 Vail Summer Concert Series #, Vail CO
7/20 Schmiggity’s, Steamboat Springs CO
7/21 Stage Stop, Rollinsville CO
7/22 Mountain Sun Brewery*, Boulder CO
7/25 Animas City Theatre, Durango CO

7/26 New Terrain Brewing, Golden CO
7/27 Mountain Fair, Carbondale CO
7/27 Steve’s Guitars, Carbondale CO
7/28 Sherbino Theatre, Rigeway CO
8/2 Odell Brewing, Fort Collins CO
8/4 Rhythms on the Rio, South Fork CO
8/10 Fish Out of Water Festival, Taos NM
8/11 Yarmony Grass, Bond CO
8/24 Silverton Concert Series, Silverton CO
*Bluegrass n’ Bloodies sets!


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Liver Will be at ARISE!

 We are thrilled to be performing at ARISE Music Festival Aug 2-4, 2019. Come find us at one of the most amazing festivals in Colorado! For more info and ticketing options visit